Copenhagen sets record for coldest May day ever, Denmark


Denmark's capital Copenhagen has set a new record cold for the month of May with 0.8 °​C (33.4 °F) measured in Frederiksberg on May 5, 2019. The temperature record was set during historic Arctic blast which gripped almost entire Europe.

According to the CPH Post, the frosty beginning to the day followed a night that included hail, sleet and snow.

Denmark capital Copenhagen has been experiencing all four seasons lately, Post's Ben Hamilton wrote, adding that DMI confirmed temperatures won't climb higher than 14 °C (57.2 °F) until well into the second half of May.

Weather across Denmark and other parts of Europe was dominated by unusual late-season cold Arctic airmass pushing well into northern Africa.

Numerous records were broken and several people lost their lives as strong winds, heavy rain, hail and snow hit many parts of the continent.

Featured image credit: Arvis Liepa/INDAR


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